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There is an optional configuration file that can be used with Pode called called server.psd1, and should be located at the root directory of your server script.


When a server restart occurs, the server.psd1 file will always be reloaded.


The configuration file is basically just a hashtable, so normal hashtable syntax applies. Within the file you can put any settings you want however, there are 5 defined sections that should ideally be left for Pode:

    Server = @{ }
    Service = @{ }
    Web = @{ }
    Smtp = @{ }
    Tcp = @{ }

These 5 sections apply to the different server types you can build with Pode, and could be used for later inbuilt options (such as the current Web/Static/Defaults for defining default static pages).

After this, you can put whatever else you want into the configuration file.


The configuration file is automatically loaded when you start your server. Pode will look in the root directory of your server for a server.psd1 file, and if found it will be loaded internally.

Within your scripts you can use the Get-PodeConfig function, which will return the values of the relevant configuration file.

For example, say you have the following server.psd1:

    Port = 8080

Then you can get and use the port number via:

Start-PodeServer {
    $port = (Get-PodeConfig).Port
    Add-PodeEndpoint -Address * -Port $port -Protocol Http


Besides the default server.psd1 file, Pode also supports environmental files based on the $env:PODE_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.

For example, if you set the PODE_ENVIRONMENT variable to dev, then Pode will look for first. If does not exist, then the default server.psd1 is loaded instead.